ExxonMobil Chemical introduces next-generation PAO base stock
ExxonMobil Chemical announced a next-generation polyalphaolefin (PAO) base stock, designed to provide an unprecedented low viscosity, low volatility, and enable improved fuel economy and energy efficiency.
The new SpectraSyn™ MaX leverages a unique PAO structure to provide low viscosity while improving or maintaining other key properties, including:
- low volatility for reduced oil consumption
- excellent low-temperature properties for optimal performance
- improved oxidative stability for engine cleanliness and longer drain intervals
- enhanced lubricity and traction for enhanced energy efficiency
- improved flash point for safety
“Car manufacturers are under constant pressure to improve the energy efficiency and fuel economy of their vehicles. Ultra-low viscosity engine oils and electric vehicle (EV) driveline fluids are effective ways to help achieve those goals,” said Nathan Vogt, global market development advisor, ExxonMobil Chemical Company.
According to ExxonMobil, various 0W-12 and 0W-8 lubricant formulations made with SpectraSyn MaX outperformed alternatives In fuel economy tests. SpectraSyn MaX provided versatile performance across various engine oil tests for fuel economy, durability, and cleanliness, the company claims.
SpectraSyn MaX comes with the added benefit of being a single-fluid solution that lubricates, cools, and shows desirable electrical properties for today’s electric vehicle (EV) designs with integrated e-modules, ExxonMobil said. “SpectraSyn MaX also provides superior oxidative stability and can lower friction coefficient/torque loss, resulting in improved energy efficiency and extending the range of EVs,” ExxonMobil said in a statement.
“To meet increasingly demanding OEM specifications, engine oils and EV driveline fluids need to continuously evolve to be lower in viscosity while still delivering the same or higher levels of performance and wear protection of their predecessors,” said Vogt.
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